Dynamo Sta­di­um is the club’s home sta­di­um of FC Dynamo Kyiv. The capac­i­ty of the sta­di­um in 1933 was 18,000 seats, but accord­ing to esti­mates, the sta­di­um can accom­mo­date up to 23,000 fans.

monument to Lobanovsky

The entry is relat­ed to the place: Kyiv

At the begin­ning of the 20th cen­tu­ry, green­hous­es were locat­ed on the ter­ri­to­ry of the cur­rent sta­di­um, sup­ply­ing veg­eta­bles and fruits to the roy­al res­i­dence — the Mari­in­sky Palace. There was also a very pop­u­lar cafe-chan­tan “Chateau de Fleur” among the towns­peo­ple. Dif­fer­ent sources describe the enter­tain­ment offered to the pub­lic in this part of Kyiv in dif­fer­ent ways. One thing is cer­tain — the place was not cheap. The Bol­she­vik regime, which replaced the tsarist autoc­ra­cy, could not endure this debauch­ery for a long time. More­over, after col­lec­tiviza­tion and indus­tri­al­iza­tion, there was no one to enjoy the old-fash­ioned joys at the Chateau de Fleur.

Arrange­ment in the park of the sta­di­um with all, as they say now, infra­struc­ture, was car­ried out in the ear­ly thir­ties by the law enforce­ment depart­ment of those years — the NKVD. Next to the future office of this unhap­py orga­ni­za­tion (which even­tu­al­ly housed and still oper­ates the gov­ern­ment of Ukraine) a sta­di­um was being built. For the con­struc­tion of the west­ern, north­ern and east­ern stands, the nat­ur­al slopes of the park were used, and the south­ern, cen­tral stand was ini­tial­ly wood­en.


In addi­tion to the foot­ball field and the track and field core on the ter­ri­to­ry of the sta­di­um There were play­grounds for oth­er sports. Lat­er, an out­door fifty-meter pool with stands was built.

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The Dynamo sta­di­um, which opened in 1936, was named after Vsevolod Bal­it­sky, chief of the Ukrain­ian NKVD. But soon the all-pow­er­ful Enkavedist was trans­ferred to the Far East, and then arrest­ed and shot. The Dynamo sta­di­um was quick­ly named after Niko­lai Yezhov, the head of the all-Union NKVD, who, how­ev­er, very quick­ly shared the fate of his “pre­de­ces­sor” in the name of the sta­di­um.


Before the start of the Sec­ond World War, it was the Dynamo sta­di­um that was the main foot­ball are­na in Kyiv, it was here that the first vic­to­ries of the Dynamo team over the teams of Kharkov, Odessa, Moscow, and Leningrad were won.

With the open­ing of the Khrushchev Cen­tral Sta­di­um in Kyiv, big foot­ball left the Dnieper park for a long time. Start­ing from the first post-war years and until the mid-nineties of the last cen­tu­ry, all major foot­ball events took place on the then Kras­noarmeyskaya Street at the foot of Cherepano­va Gora. Only for a short time, in 1979, Dynamo returned to its are­na, which was caused by the recon­struc­tion of the Cen­tral Sta­di­um for the 1980 Olympic foot­ball tour­na­ment. This event also helped the Dynamo are­na: the rather dilap­i­dat­ed stands and run­ning tracks were repaired, a new score­board appeared. At the same time, the cur­rent light­ing tow­ers also rose above the sta­di­um.


Since 1996, Dynamo Kyiv have been play­ing their home match­es of the cham­pi­onship and the Cup of Ukraine, as well as the qual­i­fy­ing match­es of Euro­pean cups, at their club sta­di­um. After the clo­sure of the Olympic Sta­di­um for recon­struc­tion in prepa­ra­tion for EURO 2012, Dynamo moved to the sta­di­um. VV Lobanovsky for a per­ma­nent stay.

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Luzhniki Stadium

In May 2002, after the death of the out­stand­ing foot­ball coach Valery Vasi­lye­vich Lobanovsky, the Dynamo Sta­di­um was named after him. In the pho­to — a mon­u­ment to Valery Vasi­lye­vich Lobanovsky at the entrance to the Dynamo sta­di­um.


You are sit­ting on the bench

And the stands are rag­ing near­by

You are sit­ting on the bench

And we remem­ber LOVE